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PLATTSMOUTH, NEBRASKA, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 3RD, 1918.
DIES Hi DENVER
WAS BORN III THIS CITY, HAS
LIVED IN WEST ABOUT A
YEAR, WILL REST HERE.
From Tuesday's Dairy.
Word was received last evening of
the death yecterday ai Denver of a
femur I'lattsmouth young man,
James Fogerty. Mr. Fogerty was
Lorn in this city where he lived
most of his life, and was here unit
ed in marriage with Miss Capitola
Black, they then removing to the
east and lived at Roanoke, Va.,
where the wife died, being brought
to this city for interment. Mr. Fog
erty made his home here and at
Ilavelock, and was united in mar
riage with Miis Mary Janda, who
preceeded him to the other world,
about two years ago.
Mr. Fogerty's health not being
good he was advised by his physi
cian to go to a higher altitude,
which he did, and removed to Den
ver, where he has been employed at
his trade as a boiler maker. Hi
bad lived in Denver about a year,
when :eath came yesterday from
tuberculosis. I lis brother K. E.
Fogerty of Ilavelock departed last
night for Denver, to accompany the
remains home. The funeral will be
held here, and conducted frcm the
St. John's church, and interment at
the Catholic cemetery west cf the
city. The date of the funeral will
b. Thursday morning, and more par
ticulars will be given in tomorrow's
A LETTER FROM CAM? RALEIGH
Camp Raleigh. .N. C.
September 23, 1918.
Well I got bre this morning and
sure was -glad to pet here. There
isn't very many soldiers here, so it
is quit? different from Camp Funs
trn. I sure paw some country and
mountains. Woke up Sunday morn
ins with mountains on bcth sides
and never pot out till last night
about G o'clock. There isn't any
dust and sand down here. It is all
red clay and we get a house to eat
in and that is the best part cf it. I
saw lots of tobacco fields and rail
'fences in Virginia and West Vir
ginia. They had corn on the hill.?
-worse than that one behind the hen
Jioii?t. It sure is the limit, hardly
pver see an auto or Ford. There was
l! v.v: came from Funston. We
ad a good time, only got off the
train twice the while time about 10
minutes each time. They say we
will soon be going: across, the tank
men are 3 points higher than any
other branch of service. Haven't
seen a tank yet and don't expect
to till I get across. Where was that
card mailed at? We just dropped
tbem off of the train and the people
along ih track would gather them
up and mail them. Then the Red
Cross women sure was good to us,
better in the west, than in the east.
We went over mountains and under
them. It took three engines in one
place. They have kept us pretty
busy today and say we will be busy
until we leave. Well I guess 1 will
qvit, am a little tired and sleepy,
will tell yon all about it the next
time I write. As ever.
CLAUDE KAY IUTCIIISON'.
Address. Co. A, 305th B. X. Tank
(Yrps Mid School, Camp Raleigh,
:.IAX VALLERY GOES
OVER THE TOP
A letter frcm the front in France,
speaking of Max Vallery, who is
with the boys there, tells of him
having gone over the top, in a very
hctly contested battle. He ha3 been
in the thick of the fight, but which
securing the objective, which the
Americans were after, did not re
ceive a scratch. At the time of the
writing he was in the rest camp, and
was feeling fine. Max has been in
the firing line and front trenches for
some time, and has had the exper
ience cf a hardened soldier.
Russell Chase and wife with their
little ones who have been visiting
here from their home at Macey for
the past week, the guest at the
home of the grandparents of Mrs.
Chase, John Cory and wife, depart
ed this morning for their home.
MRS. W. T. SMITH SOME BETTER.
Frot-. Tuesday s Daily.
Mrs. W.- T. Smith who has been, so
sick at her home in this city is re
ported a3 being somewhat improved
though still sick, but hopes she
will be able to beabout again in a
bcrt time. Mrs. J. C. Smith who
J is -the mother of Mr. W. T. Smith,
and makes her home between Mur
ray anl Nehawka. is reported as
lit ill being in nearly the same con
dition, as for some time, and is just
as low as possible to live, and but
J little hope is entertained for her re
GO OVER TRE TOP
THIS WE ARE CERTAIN OF FOR
THE FOURTH LIBERTY LOAN.
SEE HER DO IT.
From Tuesday's Daily.
A young business man was speak
ing to us yesterday, confidentially as
far as his name was concerned, and
he has just disposed of a piece of
property not so long since, and from
the proceeds he had purchased
$4,000.00 of the fourth issue of Lib
erty Bonds, and not feeling satis
fied he concluded he would borrow
some and make another purchase.
So he went in debt for $500.00 more
making the amount $4,500.00, which
looks like his share. We are hear
ing of other men who are buying
that much and some more, you know
we are having to purchase liberally,
for the quota for this county is
$1,250,500.00 the population of the
county is in the neighborhood of
20,000. which would make the
amount for eacli individual man,
woman and child. $62.53. In order
to make the quota, for the county
some will have to purchase very lib
erally, for there are many who can
not make a purchase at all. This
city's share of the amount is $115.-
659.00 counting 5,000 population
makes the per capita for the city of
$23.13. This looks like it could be
made in a day and not have any
trouble about it.
FEELS SOMEWHAT IMPROVED
BUT STILL TAKING TREAT
MENT AS PRESCRIBED.
Fi om Tuesday's Daily.
Last night M. Hild who has been
at the hospital at Rochester, Minn.,
returned home after having taken
treatment for a number of weeks.
He reports his health is consider
ably better but that he is still tak
ing treatment as prescribed by the
physicians under whose care he had
been while in the north. Mrs. Hild
who has been making her home with,
her daughter Mrs. John Parkening
while Mr. Hild was away returned
from Cedar Creek this morning. The
report having heard' from their son
Emil J. Hild, who is now in France
and that he is feeling fine, and likes
the country there very well.
HAD A DELIGHTFUL TIME.
From Tuesday's Daily.
The boys class taught by C. C.
Wescott. who has made the arrange
ments to take a hike and meet with
one of their members Walter Isabel,
as per the arrangement last evening
notwithstanding the condition of the
weather went anyway, and had a
good time. Walter greeted them and
made their visit one filled with
pleasure, and provided besides the
enjoyment of the trip and the visit.
1 a royal feast, in the shape cf a
chicken dinner. The dinner of
chicken, which cooked just to the
turn, and reinforced with other
good things to eat which was not
known by Hoover, being over they
returned to the city, the hike being
a rortion cf the occasion, and ar-
rived home just after eight o'clock,
somewhat damp, but still happy.
The occasion being the fifteenth
; birthday of the young man Walter
.Isabel, the class presented him with
' a bible and a neck tie, while hi3 par
J ents presented him with an open
: face Elgin watch.
MOUTH PRIEST IN
FATHER WILLIAM BRADLEY AND
JESSIE THOMAN MARRIED IN
UTAH JULY 3.
Resigned Pastorate Later Now Liv
ing With Wife at Colorado
The Rev. Father William Bradley
for many years pastor of St. John's
Church and Parish in this city, and
one of the best known Catholic
priests in the state, has left the
priest hood to marry. With his wife,
who was Miss Jessie Thoman, a
member of his congregation and a
former employed of the McCoy Elec
trical company of Lincoln, he is liv
ing at 425 Caramilo street, Colorado
At his Colorado home Tuesday,
Mr. Bradley refused to make a
statement, but admitted that he is
now married. When he went to the
door in response to a call, he was
dressed In an ordinary black busi
ness suit. He is not employed in
any work at present and refused to
state what business he will under
take. Father Bradley and Miss Thoman
were married at Coalville, Utah, on
July 3. After spending a honey
moon of one week in Colorado
Springs, Mr. and Mrs. Bradley re
turned to Lincoln, where they kept
their marriage a secret. Father
Bradley returned to his work with
his parish and Mrs. Bradley resum
ed her position with the McCoy
Some time later Father Bradley
resigned his pastorate at St. The
resa's and the announcement was
made that he was to accept a call to
a church at Havelock, Xeb. He was
tendered a farewell reception by the
members of St. Theresa's on the
evening of August 20, and severed
his connection with his Lincoln par
ish on that date.
Instead of going to Havelock,
however, Bradley and his wife left
Lincoln for Colorado Springs, where
they have since resided.
Mrs. Bradley was formerly a resi
dent of Beatrice and is a divorcee.
She was raised a Protestant, but two
years ago became a member of St.
MAKES PLATTSMOUTH A VISIT.
BrMn Tuesday's Daily.
Mr. W. H. Scott was a business
visitor in this city last evening from
his home near Kimball, and was a
guest at the home of his brother-in-law,
J. H. McMaken, having been
called to Omaha on some business
matters, ran down for a visit over
night here. Mr. Scott is engaged in
farming in that part of the state.
He formerly lived in Plattsmouth for
many years, but had not resided
here for some time.
CONGRESSMAN C. F. REAVIS WILL
SPEAK AT THE PARMELE
THURSDAY, OCT. 17TH.
Fro" Tuesday's Dallv.
Congressman C. F. Reavis who
has but recently returned from the
battle fields in France and Belgium
and who is in touch with the con
dition existing there, and who has
a message from the boys who are
fighting there will address the pub
lic, at the Parmele Theatre, Octo
ber 17th, in the Fourth Liberty loan.
Mr. Reavis is well qualified by rea
son of his coming direct from the
trenches, to speak authoritatively on
the matter, and will deliver an ad
dress which will be well worth hear
ing, outside of the matter of the
Liberty Loan, and will speak upon
that place, with the full knowledge
of one who knows. Do not fail to
hear him at eight o'clock, October
Fror. Tuesday's Daily.
The Xon-Building Committee,
which is to have control of the mat
ter allowing permits to build or in
refusing them, eminating from the
defense council, and authorized by
the Government, was organized this
morning by a sub committee of the
defense council, and J. M. Tee-
garden cf Weeping Water was se
lected as the Chairman of the com
mitteo. with the power to select two
other members or the committee
which the regulations require shall
not be members cf the defense coun
cil. Mr. Teegarden will verv short
ly make his appointments.
TO THEIR MINISTER
THE MEMBERSHIP OF THE M. E.
CHURCH WELCOME THEUJ
PRESENT SPLENDID PROGRAM
Makte Rev. A. V. Hunter and Wife
Glad They Have Come To
Live In Plattsmouth.
Last evening at the parlors of the
Methodist church, was given a royal
reception to the new minister of the
Methodist church. Rev. A. V. Hunt
er and his wife, which was partici
pated in by many of the member
ship and a number of the members
of othe rchurches in the city. The
program was opened, by a splendid
number bv Don C..'ork, who surely
pleased the audience, for good humor
reigned throughout the entire even
ing. Mrs. A. J. Beeson followed
with a reading, which was so pleas
ant that the audience would not be
satisfied until she had rendered an
other number. Mrs. Roy Cole from
near Mynard favored the gathering
by a very beautiful instrumental
number, and was recalled for a sec
ond and then the third, before the
people would be satisfied. Mrs. E.
II. Wescott who was mistress of
ceremonies, announced that she
then had a number which it had
required some work to obtain, that
of a special musical number by the
one whom the meeting was to wel
come. The Rev. A. V. Hunter, when
he "sang the King of the Mais, all
were pleased and he rendered anoth
er to add to their pleasure. Mrs.
Wm. Baird rendered a difficult read
ing, and later a second number on a
demonstration by the audience.
Miss McPrang, one of the teach
ers at the high school, gave a very
beautiful musical number which
was so well liked that the people
would not be satisfied until she had
given three beautiful numbers and
all of rare excellence.
Robert B. Windham, then gave a
few historical remarks filled with
mirth provoking incidents, and ex
tended a welcome to the new min
ister and wife, which were respond
ed to by the minister and wife.
Rev. McCluskey of the Presbyter
ian church and M. S. Erigg3 of the
Christian church extended felicita
tions and welcome, with an assur
ance of those organizations in co
operation in all work for the carry
ing of the message, and the better
ment of the churches and the city.
Following the program cake and
coffee was served, both of which
were of an excellent character, and
all felt that the new minister and
wife were now truly citizens- of
ARE ATTENDING AK-SAR-BEN.
Messrs. Rolla Mortin and Daniel
Lambert and families of Xemaha,
were in the city this morning for a
while on their way via auto to
Omaha where they are going to visit
the Fall Festivities, which are now
fn session, and will see the electric
al parade this evening. While here
they called on their friends Mrs. E.
B. Sperry and family, having been
acquainted with her when they liv
ed In the south portion of the state.
Miss Delia Jewett of Beaver City,
arrived in the city last evening and
is visiting here the guest at the
home of her friends Mrs. R. Ileth
TELLS OF THE FIGHTLSG IN
FRANCE, GIVES IMPRESSIONS
OF GERMAN SOLDIERS.
WAS AT EDDIE RIPPLE'S SIDE
In the Battle When He Died Facing
the Firing Line On
Frorr. "Wednesday's Dai'y.
The District Court room was well
filled last evening when Sergeant
Wayne Gibbs. of Co. I. 16S Regi
ment, spoke of the scenes in France.
Judge Begley introduced the
speaker, telling who he was and
that he was with and knew all the
beys that went from here. In ad
dressing the assemblage, he said, I
am not a public speaker, but I was
"Over There" and beginning with
this he recited the story of their de
parture. Telling of there attemtepd
departure, and having engine trouble
and having to come back, on Oct.
4th, 1917. Then again on October
14th they went north to Halifax,
and thence to Belfast, Ireland, and
encountered some subs just off the
coast of Ireland. They were then
taken to Liverpool, and later to
Winchester, where they remained,
and embarked at South Hampton,
and landed at Lallarve, France, and
then to Chalment, and in January
went to the lines. They were there
brigaded with the French, whom
the Germans called the Blue Devils.
Heffe the Germans tried to take some
prisoners but were not able. Then
the French and Americans went over
the top, for the first line trench,
but did not stop until they had tak
en the first, second and third trench,
and were near the artillery.
They were taken out of there and
taken to Alsace and Lorraine sector,
where they remain until the 25th
of June, here they fought with the
Germans, who had 1.500 machine
guns and 10 tanks, but the Ameri
cans stopped them, on July 14th they
were taken out cf that sector and
taken to Paris, where they stayed
for an hour, when they were placed
on another train, and taken to the
front at the Marne, south of Cha
teau Thierry. There they remained
until the drive which the Germans
had planned making and which
should begin at 12:00 o'clock, but
the Americans began their offensive
just fifteen minutes before and an-
ticipted the drive. This drive last
ed 10 days and during the time they
captured the important city of
Sergey, and Hill 212. It was while
storming the latter place Hill 212,
on July 29th, that Eddie Ripple fell.
struck bv a machine gun ball. The
next day July 30th, Sergeant Gibbs
was taken back to Chateau Thierry,
and was selected as one to come
back here. He left the company
August eighth. At that time he
said that all the Plattsmouth boys
was well, and feeling fine. Ralph
Allen had been gassed but had ap
parently gotten over it.
Speaking of the boys from this
place who were in the company, he
said there never were a braver set
of young men anywhere, they never
showed anything but the greatest
valor. Speaking of the death of
Eddie Ripple, he said that the
young man was charging Hill 212,
when he was killed with a machine
gun ball, and displayed the utmost
courage, and was one of the bravest
of the soldiers. He knew all of the
beys from here, mentioning the
names of Ralph Lair, Ralph Allen,
whom, he said he knew well, and
Earl Murray and Will Huffman, as
well as Tex Wilson and the boys he
said were the bravest of the com
pany. Speaking of the fighting with the
machine guns, he said that the Ger
mans came in mass formation to
smother a machine gun, and as the
American stayed, they seldom got to
him for the mass was so broken
that they recoiled. But it was
different with the Americans, for
they advanced against the German
machine gun, on bunches of five de
ployed in open, and were generally
about to take it, sometimes with out
loss but generally sustaining quite
a bit of loss. When the German
machine gunner was pressed he
would surrender before he was
gotten at close range, and offen con
sidering their practice of warfare, it
was difficult to keep the soldiers
from killing the gunner, and he
said, I do not blame them.
fSS El SAYLES
IS LAID TO
LARGE CROWD OF PEOPLE AT
TEND FUNERAL, WHICH IS
HELD AT CHURCH NEAR
From Wednesday's Dally.
Yesterday afternoon the funeral
of Miss Eva Sayles, who died last
Saturday afternoon at the St. Joseph
Hospital, at Omaha, was held at the
Glendale church south of. Cedar
Creek. A large crowd from Cedar
Creek and also from this city and
the surrounding country were in at
The funeral service was conduct
ed by Rev. Wilbur S. Leete, pastor
of the Episcopal church of this city,
Miss Sayles being a member of that
church. The singing was by Mrs.
E. H. Wescott, while Mr. Wescott
furnished the music. The friends
of the young lady were there in
such numbers to attest their re
spect, that the church and church
yard were filled.
OPERATED UPON AT
M. E. HOSPITAL
Yesterday M. E. Manspeaker was
operated upon for his trouble at the
Methodist hospital at Omaha, where
he -is now receiving treatment, and.
with hopes of an early recovery, as
the operation was a complete suc
cess, his physician from this city
was present, as well as Mrs. Man-
speaker, and her two sisters, Mrs.
W. D. Smith and Mrs. Victor Sher
wood, George Bruhl, and Mrs. Jos
eph Droege of this city.
HAS VISITED WITH
From Tuepdnv's Daily.
Mrs. Phillip Wertemberger, of
Deadwood. South Dakota, who has
been visiting in this city for some
days with her friends, Mesdames
George A. Dodge and Herman Spies,
departed this morning for her home
n the northwest. Mrs. Wertem
berger lived in Plattsmouth many
years ago, but with her husband.
moved to the northwest, when the
Burlington first built to the Black
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FEED THE LIEN OH THE
We must back up our boys "over there"
with the best beef America can produce.
Mr. Farmer, by talcing proper care of your
cattle you are doing your bit in helping
to fight the hun.
Don't let the lack of money interfere
with the proper care which your stock
needs. Perhaps, you may need a loan for
improvements or additional stock raising.
Call and see us. We are ready to help
you produce more and better stock than
, you ever did before.
First National Bank
WITH THE ELECTION OF REV.
HARGETT TO CHAIR OF
From Wednesday's Dally.
Last evening at the meeting of
the official board of the Christian
church, the call was approved which
was made a few days since, in the
asking of Rev. L. W. Scott, of Exe
ter, to be the minister for the
church at this place, and who was
here last Sunday morning and even
ing. Rev. Scott comes recommend-
ed and is considered by the member
ship who were present at the two
services, as being a very strong
minister and well qualified for the
position to which he is being called.
He will be here for the morning
service on the 13th of this month.
He did not feel like leaving his
present charge until the church at
that place should have an oppor
tunity to secure another pastor.
AT PARMELE OCTOBER 10TH.
Miss Merle Alcock the gifted
American contralto, assisted by Miss
Dorothy Hoyle. will be heard in a
unique recital at tne rarmeie
Theatre on the evening of October
There is no artist in the concert
world today who better illustrates
the non-essentialness of European
training than Merle Alcock. She
started with neither Influence nor
great capital. The one and only
factor in Merle Alcock's phenomenal
rise to aleading position among con
cert contraltos is merit. Her sing
ing is like a perfect river of melody.
She goes straight into the hearts
of her audience. She is one of the
really great singers of today in ad
dition is one of the most strikingly
handsome women on the stage. Miss
Alcock is in constant demand for
oratorio and festival; and has ap
pered repeatedly as soloist with the
Boston Symphony and Cincinnati
Miss Dorothy Hoyle is an artist
of considerable reputation who has
toured in this country for several
seasons, making friends and admir- y
ers wherever she has been heard be
cause of her serious attitude toward
her art, as well as her unusual tal
Admittance to the recital will be
by card only.
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